The Fifth Cord

The Fifth Cord

Directed by Luigi Bazzoni

In Luigi Bazzoni’s fast-paced giallo, a reporter (Franco Nero) investigating a string of killings becomes the main suspect. As the obsessed madman continues slaughtering his victims, the journalist has to double and triple his efforts in order to avoid taking the rap. Though Bazzoni only made a handful of gialli, each frightening film features strong acting, clever dialogue and stunning camerawork - thanks in this instance to the director’s wise decision to hire legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) to lens the scary story.

A reporter investigating a string of killings becomes the main suspect.

Cast: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Wolfgang Preiss

Member Reviews

Definitely not fast paced! A decent movie though.

Bruceb
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1 month ago

FrancoNero was in it. That’s all the eye candy I need. I enjoyed it. Not the beat giallo.

DevilsDaughter
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1 month ago

eye liked it

eye-burger
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2 months ago

3 skulls because of a couple of things; the characters weren't that well developed so you lose track at times. Secondly the killers motive wasn't exactly that clear. It was a good film but some aspects could have been improved.

DreM
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2 months ago

Average giallo. I’m not sure why it’s called The Fifth Cord, I was enjoying staring at Franco Nero for the entire runtime.

Idigdinos
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3 months ago